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Volvo? London Watercarrier
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No: 31096   Contributor: Jacques Peter   Year: 2011   Manufacturer: ERF   Country: United Kingdom
Volvo? London Watercarrier

Volvo - Water tank?
I don't think this engine belongs to LFB
Seen in London September 2011

Editor: Looks like a ERF ?

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Picture added on 08 January 2012 at 12:06
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This is a privately owned Water Carrier - built from a commercial chassis with a second-hand milk tanker tank !

Added by Rick Loudon on 08 January 2012.
Its an ERF although the badge is faded and resembles Volvo , it uses a cab by Steyr of Austria

Added by Alan Ramsay on 08 January 2012.
See picture #10503 It was liveried for the fictional Teesside Fire & Rescue for Steel City Blues.

Added by Barrie Green on 08 January 2012.
As Rick so correctly says, it's owned by a private fire cover firm - named Bells & Two Tones.

Added by Ian Moore on 09 January 2012.
This is NOT the steel River Blues one, that had only one locker on the side, I built it.

Added by Bob Peters on 11 February 2012.
The badge on the door certainly suggested that Bob

Added by Barrie Green on 11 February 2012.
Definitely a different ERF Barrie.Pudding lane, s was N954 XV ?, and had a stripe down the middle of the tank, a single locker, a handrail around the work platform, and a full width bar light, + a hosereel next to the locker. I Built it well some of it.

Added by Bob Peters on 11 February 2012.
I can confirm that N971XVU is a Bells & Two Tones Fire and Rescue Appliance. It has been is service with them since 2001. It was converted from a Milk Tanker in 2001 and currently has a Godiva GP2300 on the rear platform.

It has been re engined with a more powerful Cummins B series engine.

Bob is correct in that the Pudding Lane (now part of DDA) was N974XVU from the same build of Milk Tankers in 1996.

Incidently Bells & Two Tones run six Water Carriers (3 @ 4x2; 2 @ 6x2; 1 @ 8x4), plus 3 normal Appliances and 3 other smaller appliances.

Hope this is of interest.

Added by Mike Hebard on 12 February 2012.
The badges are different Barrie.

This badge is trying to look like Hampshires badge. The SRB one was a cleveland lookalike badge.

Added by Davey G on 12 February 2012.
It would be N954 XVU Bob, I know that Bells & Two Tones had/have N951 XVU.

Added by Ian Moore on 12 February 2012.
The badge is non descript, but Bells and Two Tones is based in Hampshire and has been for the last 22 years. The current badge has shading similar to Hampshire FRS But the main part is totally different.

The reg number is 971 NOT 951

Added by Mike Hebard on 12 February 2012.
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